Marksmen festival Hanover
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Jun 30, 2023 - Jul 9, 2023

Marksmen Festival (Hanover Schützenfest)

The drill command of "Im Doubliertritt, Marsch!" ("In double step - march!") is the traditional starting signal for the world´s longest procession of marksmen - one of the highlights of this festival, which has been celebrated since 1529. On the first Sunday in July, some 10,000 members of marksmen associations, folklore and carnival societies, joined by various companies and institutions, form a traditional procession through the Old Town. Over a period of ten days, the world´s largest marksmen festival offers lots of things to see and experience, from the Bruchmeister (ceremonial stewards) to marksmen skills, high-speed funfair rides, marquee tants and Hanover´s cult drink, Lüttje Lage, consisting of beer and a shot, served in separate glasses, but drunk simultaneously!


  • Daily from June 30, 2023 to July 9, 2023

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Schützenplatz Hanover
30169 Hannover

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Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH

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